World War II

State of the Art Technology: 1942

State of the Art Technology: 1942

Airborne Infantry officer using a walkie-talkie, a new technology introduced during WW2, during maneuvers of the Third Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger. U.S. Army Signal Corps photo taken in 1942. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

Aircraft carrier deck operations with airplane preparing for take-off. WW2 photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

WWII Materials Conservation: 1942

WWII Materials Conservation: 1942

Description with photo: "Attractive playsuits for daughter can be made from that old housedress with the splitting seams, and junior's first long pants (no cuffs) can be cut from father's old overcoat.

Fort Knox Sharpshooter: 1942

Fort Knox Sharpshooter: 1942

A private doing practice shooting with a 30-calibre Browning machine gun, Fort Knox, Kentucky. The gun was mounted on a pedestal for anti-aircraft work. WW2 era photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Sailors Killing Time: 1940s

Sailors Killing Time: 1940s

Sailors on aircraft carrier playing cards in bunk area. WW2 era photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Chigago Children Do Their Part in WW2: 1942

Chigago Children Do Their Part in WW2: 1942

Description with photo of African American children, including boy scouts, that bought war bonds: "Chicago schoolchildren buy $263,148.83 in war bonds.

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